Carcinoid Syndrome is a set of symptoms like flushing, diarrhea that are associated with Carcinoid tumors. Heart failure and bronchoconstriction also occur in rare cases.
Carcinoid tumors produce serotonin and kallikrein, which cause the symptoms.
Cyanotic flushing - Bright red flushing of face and neck
Telangiectasias - Skin lesions on face
Bronchial spasm and wheezing
Heart problems like fibrosis of tricuspid and pulmonary valves
Sudden fall in blood pressure
Diagnosis and Tests :
24-hour urine levels of 5-HIAA
Computed Tomography (CT)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Radionuclide scan Or Octreotide radiolabelled scan
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